Why Does My Furnace Keep Shutting Off?

There is typically a sense of dread when you realize something isn’t quite right with your furnace. You’re sitting at home and you hear your furnace is continuously kicking in and shutting off. However, before you panic, there are several items you can check when you first notice that your furnace seems to be shutting off a lot more than it should be.

  1. Check the air filter in your furnace—You may think that air filters are only used to help keep the air in your house cleaner, but they also help keep your system clean. Your first step when you realize there is a problem with your system should be checking your air filter to see if it needs to be replaced. If it’s clogged or dirty, it can make it tough for air to flow over the heat exchanger.
  2. Look at your thermostat—For many of us, we may have set our thermostats months ago and forgot about it, particularly when using a smart or programmable thermostat. Look at your thermostat to see if anything strange is occurring or if it may need new batteries. The location of your thermostat could make a difference, as well. If it’s located in a place that’s typically hotter than the rest of your house, such as in direct sunlight or by another heat source, it could be mistakenly assuming your home has met the desired temperature.
  3. Check out your windows for proper insulation—If your home doesn’t have appropriate insulation, your furnace is likely to shut off more regularly. Walk around your home and check the windows to ensure they are all closed and take a look at the seals around your windows for any drafts or cold air coming into the house.

While you can review these issues yourself, if issues still persist after these checks, it might be time to call in the professionals. When your furnace is always turning off, it can lead to unnecessary work and stress on your system that could cause more costly repairs or even a replacement.

Our experts are willing to help you evaluate the situation and pinpoint the root of the cause, so you can enjoy the rest of the season with the maximum indoor comfort. If you have questions, you can call our experts at 817-380-5647 or use our online scheduler to conveniently request an appointment.

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